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Pre-Rekt

other word formation type creative misspelling, derivation, clipping, blend; verb
being required to take an unexpected prerequisite for a class in which you are trying to enroll
 
This word is used in passive voice “get pre-rekt” to imply that it is something that a person is the unexpected victim of in the same way that a person might say that they “got hit” by something. Converting a noun to a verb and using it in passive voice seems to be a frequent way of saying that a person was hit with that object. For instance someone might be pied in a comedic routine. “Rekt” is a creative misspelling of “wrecked” which can be slang for being badly beaten. This plays into idea of the person attempting to enroll in the class being a victim of the fact that there is a prerequisite. “Wreaked” can also mean extremely drunk, which could relate to the fact that “pre-rekt” appears in a game which the creators note could be made into a drinking game, or imply that the person is so devestated by the pre-req that their response is to get drunk.
Etymology : “prerequisite” (N) – a class required before another one can be taken, clipped to “pre-req” (N), converted by zero derivation to “pre-req” (V), passive voice “pre-requed”, blended with rekt (creative misspelling of wrecked – slang for beaten), resulting in “pre-rekt”
Source : “GET pre-REKT: You just found out one of your required courses has a pre-req.” Part of a registration-themed board game appearing on the Rice Thresher Backpage. 11/16/16
Last modified: 2 December 2016


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